Evacuations after Evacuations

From CNN:
      "Deteriorating conditions in New Orleans will force authorities to evacuate the tens of thousands of people at shelters in the city, as Gulf Coast communities struggled to deal with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
      Officials could not yet provide accurate estimates for fatalities or time needed for recovery in the area and are focusing, instead, on widespread search-and-rescue operations. The death toll from the storm so far is estimated at 70 — mostly in Mississippi. Officials stressed that the number is uncertain and likely to be much higher.
      (In New Orleans) The city had no power, no drinking water, dwindling food supplies, widespread looting, water rising in the streets, smoke rising on the horizon and even the sounds of gunfire. At least one large building was ablaze Tuesday.
# New Orleans emergency shelters being evacuated
# About 200 critically ill patients being airlifted to safety
# New Orleans mayor: Bodies being pushed to the side
# Coast Guard reserves mandatory call up ordered
# Mississippi flooding up to six miles inland
# "This is our tsunami," Biloxi Mayor"
UPDATE: Please check out my new Weather Blog on MSN Spaces



1 Response to “Evacuations after Evacuations”

  1. 1 CouиtryGirl™ August 30, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    this makes me so sad I even added a note on my site about it as well … a moment of silence for those in need tonite …………….

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